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Quick Takes: Attack victims can turn to QuickPlace

Principle Software offers free collaborative workspaces to companies hit by the terrorist attacks; a new report projects big growth for managing large e-mail systems.

Principle Software uses QuickPlace to help attack victims

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, Cambridge, Mass.-based Principle Software is offering to create and host, at no charge, a private Lotus QuickPlace for any company needing a place to collaborate on the Web. Lotus QuickPlace is a self-service Web tool for team collaboration. It enables the creation of a secure and central online workspace where teams of people can share ideas, exchange files, resolve issues, co-author and store documents.

Principle Software

Report forecasts growth in e-mail management market

Ferris Research in San Francisco has released a new report that projects the market for managing large e-mail systems will hit $556 million by 2006. The study, called "The Market for Messaging Management Products, 2001-2006," states that big growth will come outside of North America. By 2006 Ferris Research estimates that e-mail management tools will be used in 60% of worldwide companies and will oversee 140 million corporate mailboxes.

Ferris Research

Former Lotus exec lands at PTC

PTC, a product development company for the manufacturing industry, in Needham, Mass., has named former Lotus executive Fritz Fleischmann managing director of its operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Previously, Fleischmann was general manager and vice president of Lotus' operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During his 30-year career, Fleischmann has also held key positions at technology and manufacturing firms including CSC, Digital Equipment Corp. and Siemens.


Authentidate ME released to secure and time-stamp Notes e-mail

AuthentiDate Holding Corp. in Schenectady, N.Y., has released functionality for transparently securing and time-stamping the contents of e-mail transactions. Authentidate ME is server-based and offers automated security to e-mail users and their recipients without special training or client/desktop software installations. The tool centralizes standard PKI (public key infrastructure) functions to the central mail server or corporate data centers. Features include central e-mail signing, encryption, decryption, verification and central certificate and public key storage.

Authentidate ME supports Notes, as well as Microsoft Exchange and Sendmail.


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